Denmark pledges to quit coal by 2025

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change meets in Copenhagen to approve its latest report, which will provide the strongest assessment to date of the dangers to life and the planet of burning fossil fuels, Denmark has pledged to examine how it can stop using coal as an energy supply by 2025. This is five [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

News from The Associated Press

Wolves in the Northern Rockies have fuller bodies and less pointed ears than Mexican gray wolves. Environmentalists said the confirmed presence of a gray wolf around the Grand Canyon would be welcome news but remain concerned about a proposal to remove them from a list of protected species. Packs from the Northern Rockies have been found as far sou [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

Bare-Knuckled Advice From Veteran Lobbyist: ‘Win Ugly or Lose Pretty

Berman solicited up to $3 million from oil and gas industry executives to finance an advertising and public relations campaign dubbed Big Green Radicals. Already, The Denver Post editorial page, generally supportive of the oil and gas industry, has criticized Mr. The blunt advice from the consultant, Richard Berman, the founder and chief executive [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

Siraj, Imran take veneer off PTI-JI coalition

ISLAMABAD - The two coalition partners in the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) - Thursday looked standing face to face after a statement by the PTI chief. Imran Khan gave a severe reaction in response to a statement reportedly [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

Breakthrough: 4,6 billion dollar deal secures gas for Ukraine and EU

European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 October 2014 After seven rounds of gas negotiations, last night's talks moderated by Günther H. Oettinger, Vice-President of the European Commission, yielded finally a breakthrough: A 4,6 billion dollar winter package, agreed by Russia and Ukraine, se [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

Climate Change Threatens French Viticulture

In France, climate change is no longer just an abstract problem. The culinary country's grand wine culture is threatened by rising global temperatures. Vintners are fighting to save a part of our world culture heritage that spans the last two millennia. Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

Japan Closer To Restart Idled Nuclear Reactors

Policy of Abe government The Abe government wants Japan’s idled nuclear reactors to be switched back on. Public opinion against nuclear energy gathered sudden steam and nuclear as a source faced critical blow. Future If the principle of decommissioning nuclear reactors after 40 years of operation is applied strictly and no new nuclear plants or r [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

Today’s Star columnist: Paul Blomfield MP

Over the past month I’ve spoken with omore than 1800 people who came along to my 61 ‘Big Conversation’ events. We talked about pressing daily concerns, but also about bigger challenges like climate change. For me, there’s no more important issue. Unless we do more to reduce carbon emissions and tackle global warming, an increasingly unsusta [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014


We know that when you choose to work for us it's more than just a job. What's more, you'd be joining a charity with awards for being one of Britain's top employers. Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

Co-operative’s solar powered estate a Hackney first

Hackney Council are paving the way for solar energy in the borough after the first solar powered estate in Hackney was given the go ahead. The landmark ruling earlier this month granted permission to the Banister House Solar Co-operative’s project to control and manage their energy usage using solar panels. There are 15 young apprentices from the [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

An open letter to Lord Freud (and his coalition cronies)

Apology notwithstanding, your recent comments vis-à-vis disabled people reveal that, apart from bigotry, yours and your cronies’ attitudes towards disabled people are – surprise, surprise – based on a one-size-fits all world view. To suggest that such a person is worth roughly half the salary of a non disabled person is both despicable and d [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

#VampireEnergy: Don't be a sucker. (with images, tweets) · deccgovuk